Wigan vs Nottingham Forest: Preview and Prediction

Wigan vs Nottingham Forest: Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips-7th January 2017

Wigan vs Nottingham Forest
FA Cup – Third Round.
Date: Saturday, 7th January 2017,
Kick-off at 15:00 UK.
Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan.

It is a clash between two struggling Championship teams when Wigan Athletic welcome Nottingham Forest for the FA Cup third round fixture on Saturday evening.

80$/€60 Deposit Bonus
100% Bonus on first deposit upto 80$/€60. And get Stake Refunded if one of the bets in your accumulator loses. New Customers Only. Min Deposit 1$/€1.
Claim Bonus Now
$200 Free Bet
Kick off your Spin Palace Sports experience with the 100% matched bet up to a total of $200. New Customers Only. Min Deposit 10$/€10.
Claim Bonus Now

 

A 1-0 home defeat to Huddersfield Town on 2nd January stretched the win-less run of Wigan to 7 matches. Warren Joyce, who took over as head-coach on November has a tough task at hand of saving the team from relegation. He started well with a win and a draw inside first three matches, but Wigan got back to their usual struggles within no time. The FA clash will be of no priority for Joyce and he might go in with a starting eleven filled with fringes.

Nottingham Forest are another side with ample threat of relegation in the Championship. They are just 2 points above danger at the moment and are marred by inconsistent runs from the beginning of this campaign. Forest were beaten by Barnsley at home by a narrow 1-0 margin to inflict the third consecutive loss. Moreover, they are win-less in the last 6, with 5 of them being draws.

Wigan vs Nottingham Forest: Head-to-head stats

It was an absolute thriller when the teams met at the Nottingham City Ground on 20th September 2016 for the Championship clash. Forest won the tie by a 4-3 margin with the winner coming deep inside the injury time.

Nottingham Forest can now boast of a 2 match unbeaten run against Wigan, with both wins coming at their home ground. However, Wigan were unbeaten in the previous 6 matches with 3 wins and 3 draws.

At the DW stadium, the teams settled for draws in 3 of the last four meetings with a lone win coming for Wigan.

Wigan vs Nottingham Forest: Prediction

None of these teams are expected to go with full strength squads due to their fight to avoid relegation in the Championship this season. Also it is almost impossible to separate the two teams of paper as they are finding it hard to win matches both home and away. It will be beneficial to opt for both teams to score and both teams have plenty of holes to fix in their defensive wall.

Wigan vs Nottingham Forest: Bet Tips

Both Teams to Score at 1.80 (4/5).

Bet £10, Get £30 In Free Bets!
Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30fb - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - New customers only, Free bet stakes not included in returns, Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply.
Claim Bonus Now
Bet £10, Get £30 In Free Bets
New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.
Claim Bonus Now
£75 Sports Welcome Bonus
New to Sports? Join Jetbull today and when you make your first deposit, and get 50% of the deposited amount, up to £75 (or account currency equivalent of £75), to your account! Min Deposit £10.
Claim Bonus Now